# Finding Ratio

• Feb 22nd 2013, 03:48 AM
haftakhan
Finding Ratio
Q) If 5x=4y then find x : y

how can this be solved to get the answer ?
• Feb 22nd 2013, 06:16 AM
HallsofIvy
Re: Finding Ratio
You understand, do you not, that the notation "x:y:: a: b" means simply " $\frac{x}{y}= \frac{a}{b}$"?

Divide both sides of the given equation by 5y.